Second measles case in Queenstown

The Southern District Health Board said a Queenstown resident was confirmed to have had measles....
The Southern District Health Board said a Queenstown resident was confirmed to have had measles. PHOTO: ODT FILES
A second measles case in the space of a fortnight has been confirmed in Queenstown.

In a statement released yesterday, the Southern District Health Board said a Queenstown resident was confirmed to have had measles.

They were infectious while at the following locations: The Remarkables ski area, and in particular Kea Club lessons, from August 14-16; at Frankton McDonald's at lunchtime on August 16; Mitre 10 Frankton, 4pm-4.15pm on August 18; Pak'n Save from 4.15pm-5pm on August 18 and Macpac Frankton from 5pm-5.30pm on August 18.

It follows the first confirmed case, announced on August 14, of a visitor to the resort being infectious.

Health board locum medical officer of health Dr Greg Simmons urged anyone who was not sure if they were immune to measles to check their immunity.

"It usually takes 10 to 14 days for someone who has caught measles to develop symptoms."

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